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The French Customs House  
   

The French Customs House

This building, the old French Custom House, The Dragon House, named after the dragons on each end of the roof is where my ship ported and unloaded all of the 9th Infantry Reserve Equipment in 1967. I was the officer in charge of that operation. The building is now a museum dedicated to Ho Chi Minh. One of many dedicated to Uncle Ho throughout Vietnam.
Back to Vietnam

October 11th 2009
Back to Vietnam and this time I am determined to make this trip mostly for me. I have one little library training mission in Hanoi, but the rest of the time I am going to devote to seeing places I have not visited in the past. So the list is Con Dao Islands, Phu Quoc Island, Tay Ninh Province, Gia Nghia, Buon Ma Thuot, Kon Tum, Hamburger Hill, travel the length of the Ho Chi Minh Road, Son La, ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » Southeast » Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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